Where to stay around Salema?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 238 holiday lettings near Salema. From 130 villas to 58 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Salema for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salema?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Salema:

  • Praia da Rocha: 638 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 448 holiday homes
  • Lagos Centre: 614 holiday homes
  • Funchal: 434 holiday homes
  • Alcalar: 51 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Salema?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Salema. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Salema Beach: 3,700 holiday lettings
  • Figueira Beach: 3,557 holiday lettings
  • Boca do Rio Beach: 4,032 holiday lettings
  • Lagos Marina: 5,155 holiday lettings
  • Marina de Lagos: 5,139 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Salema listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Salema?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 130 villas in Salema. Our other popular types of Salema holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 58 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 29 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Salema?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 175 holiday homes with pool available in Salema. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make holiday rental accommodation or a beachfront villa in Salema, Portugal your home away from home

    Hidden in a narrow valley in the Vila do Bispo region of western Algarve, Salema is still primarily a working fishing village where brightly coloured fishing boats gleam against the background of fine white sand and azure blue waters. Salema beachfront villas are unlike any other in the Algarve, as Salema really is the last undiscovered beach resort in Portugal. Old fishermen really do sit in the beach mending their nets next to bikini clad tourists soaking up the sun!

    Things to do on holiday in Salema, Portugal

    Salema is a delightful place to relax. Wandering leisurely through the whitewashed house lined cobbled streets of Salema cannot fail to charm, and there are a handful of excellent little shops, bars and restaurants throughout the village meaning that every whim is catered for. There is also a bustling weekly market from which you can buy fish caught just hours before, extremely fresh vegetables and local crafts. Each morning, fish can be bought from the main square, usually from the back of a small van, so you will never run out of food during your stay in self catering Salema accommodation.

    However, most people take Salema accommodation for use of one of the most charming beaches in Portugal, Salema beach. Shaded by steep cliffs, the beach is wide and sandy, and there is always a good spot to relax, sunbathe and swim as the crowds tend to gravitate to the more famous resorts east of Salema. Salema beach is picturesque and unhurried, and there is very little that can beat waking up in a Salema beachfront villa and having breakfast overlooking the ocean. Salema beach, Portugal does provide lifeguards and warning flags for bathers. There is a wonderfully secluded beach just 15 minutes from Salema accommodation too, the Praia do Castelejo, although there really is no reason to leave the vicinity of your Salema beachfront villa. Body Boards, fishing rods, canoes and windsurfing equipment can all be hire directly from the beach too.

    Scuba diving is particularly popular from a beachfront villa in Salema, as there is the wreck of a French Man of War lying just 300m offshore, and there are regular dives over the wreck available.

    Places to visit on holiday in Salema, Portugal

    The nearest large town to Salema accommodation is the tourist favourite, Lagos. Although there is always a huge amount going on in Lagos, ranging from bustling shopping trips to endless water sports, Lagos never seems to get overrun by tourists. Every activity, facility and service can be found in Lagos, and if you are looking for a good night out during your stay in a Salema beachfront property, the short distance to Lagos is well worth travelling.

    Weather in Salema, Portugal

    The retreat of Salema accommodation is accessible throughout the year. During the summer months, the calm sea and glorious beach are the focus of attention as aver age temperatures soar to around 32?C. During the winter months, when temperatures rarely get below 10?C, a beachfront villa in Salema becomes a peaceful, scenic retreat, far from the hassles of everyday life.

    Travel to Salema, Portugal

    Faro International Airport (FAO) is an hour from any of the Salema beachfront villas available. There are many transfer options from the airport too, with coach services costing around £12. There are also many car hire companies operating out of the airport as well as good train services to nearby Lagos

    Activities and attractions in and around Salema

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Salema a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Espiche Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
    • Lagos Zoo (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
    • Lagos Living Science Center (8.7 mi / 14 km)
    • Palmares Golf (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
    • International Kart Circuit (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
    • Algarve International Autodrome Raceway (15.5 mi / 25 km)

    Seasonal weather in Salema

    If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

    Exploring the natural features in Salema

    Salema is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Salema is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Meia Praia Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
    • Rocha Beach (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
    • Luz Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
    • Dona Ana Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
    • Salema Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Boca do Rio Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)